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  • Fujiko cleaned rooms there for three years, until one day Hisao came home with the news that he had procured jobs for them with the National Cannery Company.†   (source)
  • Nonmortal procurement.†   (source)
  • At Livotny & Associates, I procure the theme elements.†   (source)
  • It seated fifty only, but we'd managed to procure a print of the Lumière triplets' latest epic, Gilgamesh.†   (source)
  • If Levana were to find out you were considering this, it would destroy our chance at procuring a treaty.†   (source)
  • Now, there are several items you will need to procure for our moonlight jaunts.†   (source)
  • He'd been put in charge of something called "military procurement"—though as Mameha went on to explain it, the job sounded like nothing more than a housewife going to the market.†   (source)
  • Cool in that he had his own rockery style, procured from thrift stores and garage sales, not from Urban Outfitters knockoffs.†   (source)
  • With Redd's permission, he procured food for the Alyssians; in exchange, he provided her with intelligence on their military maneuvers-intelligence from which he left out important details, for if the Alyssians were decimated, he would not be quite so rich.†   (source)
  • Chief among these necessary items was alcohol, which I had never procured before, as Mr. Wahdati did not drink—though his reasons had nothing to do with religion, he merely disliked its effects.†   (source)
  • Every small effort at hygiene was magnified by hours of labor spent procuring the simplest elements: water, heat, anything that might pass for disinfectant.†   (source)
  • Chicago's "feeling of humiliation" was not surprising, the New York Times said; anyone familiar with the saga "must be amazed at the failure of the municipal police department and the local prosecuting officers not only to prevent those awful crimes, but even to procure any knowledge of them."†   (source)
  • The day before they sailed, while Petrov had been ashore procuring drugs for his cupboard, Borodin had contaminated the badges with the X-ray machine.†   (source)
  • And once I'd wiped it clean and run my finger along the sharp blade, it was as if my plan came clear to me and I could move fast to my other errands: the getting of a carriage and a driver who could do my bidding for days-dazzled by the cash I gave him and the promises of more; the removing of my chest from the Hotel Saint-Gabriel to the inside of that carriage; and the procuring of all the other things which I needed.†   (source)
  • They allied themselves with demons—the greatest enemies of Shadowhunters—in order to procure weapons that could be smuggled undetected into the Great Hall of the Angel, where the Accords would be signed.†   (source)
  • With the hectic day of travel behind me, I slept well and met Miss Hastings in the lobby, where she had already procured a table for us at the edge of what passed for a dining room.†   (source)
  • And we need to procure new accommodations.†   (source)
  • And you procured a small annoying boy to replace her.†   (source)
  • It shouldn't be difficult to procure; Arya cannot go against our counciland you, Eragon.†   (source)
  • Once the wedding is done with I shall send her here to make ready while I shall, with boots carefully procured in advance, make tracks leading from the wall to the bedroom and returning then from the bedroom to the wall.†   (source)
  • It's gotten to the point where the Secret Service no longer even checks the names and nationalities of all the women Dave Powers procures for the president.†   (source)
  • Imagine that you are a government official charged with procuring the funds to fight one of two proven killers: terrorist attacks and heart disease.†   (source)
  • He did not want Artkin or anyone procuring a female for him.†   (source)
  • OK, we know, for example, that the madam, the one convicted of procuring but acquitted of trafficking, brought thirty-five women from the East over a two-year period.†   (source)
  • The longest stint was working the pit at Stubby's BBQ, a job that high school buddy Chris Dunkel procured for him at his family's restaurant in hopes that good southern food would encourage Adam to eat more.†   (source)
  • Procure for me at once a chariot or a flying carpet or a well-trained dragon, or whatever is usual for royal and noble persons in your land.†   (source)
  • But when I procured a wooden board from the CMS shop to put under her mattress for back support, her opinion of me improved significantly.†   (source)
  • Supplies and uniforms need procuring, guards need bribing.†   (source)
  • He was popular not only because he was skilled at procuring riches, but also because he was considered amiable.†   (source)
  • The city made no arrangements to help less fortunate citizens procure loans necessary for the actual work.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, a few nights after he took to his hospital bed a young pih-er got a call from him, a tiny, squeaky voice issuing instructions about drug procurement for Peru.†   (source)
  • Expense must not be spared in procuring such intelligence, and will readily be paid by me.†   (source)
  • Pursuit planes were traded for additional cargo ships or retained for emergency invoice duty and small-parcel service; trucks and tanks were procured from the ground forces and used for short-distance road hauling.†   (source)
  • After this loss, I recommended she go to the local herbalist to procure herbs to help her conceive a son and enhance her husband's strength and frequency in his below-the-belt region.†   (source)
  • He'll no doubt procure an A for whatever nonwork he did.†   (source)
  • ...Pentagon procurements?†   (source)
  • Within the hour they were gone, the boats moving down the river with the current, while Eddis's agent, who had procured the boats, reported to Xenophon.†   (source)
  • A smart businessman, he's gone to the trouble, taken the risk of procuring a specimen from the Eden Colony.†   (source)
  • Someone from the Little League organization had procured a vinyl recording of "Mexicanos, al grito de Guerra," the Mexican national anthem.†   (source)
  • He was actually a retired psychological-warfare major, on active duty for procurement, but he wore mufti and insisted on being called just "Mister" and you could relax and take it easy with him.†   (source)
  • However, I will take your request for documents, specifically^ the noted treaties, under advisement, and strongly exhort Mr. Holabird to use his contacts within the government to procure copies for you.†   (source)
  • Sixteen days before the asiento, Felicia went to live with La Madrina, who had procured seven white dresses for her, seven sets of underwear and nightclothes, seven sets of bedding, seven towels, large and small, and other special items, all white.†   (source)
  • who is representing a significant fraction of the remaining holdings of Dragon's Tears which I have not managed to procure.†   (source)
  • I'm able to procure certain services.†   (source)
  • The witness is here; procured by Comrade Mundt.†   (source)
  • He had once procured a mountain lion on short notice because the target of an Office recruitment, an alcoholic prince from a Gulf Arab dynasty, admired predatory cats.†   (source)
  • The girls were assigned, procured, moved, disciplined, and robbed by a whoremaster named Edwards, who lived in Boston.†   (source)
  • I thought of La Fontaine's "Les Deux Amis," where the friend offers to help rid the hero of his sadness, even to procuring a girl for him.†   (source)
  • Here it suddenly occurred to her that had she waited only another day (as she had planned) to journey out toward Nowy Dwor to procure the meat, she would not have been on the railroad car, which she now realized may have been ambushed in order to trap certain members of the AK who had been passengers.†   (source)
  • If it can be procured through negotiation, rather than unnecessary bloodshed, so much the better.†   (source)
  • Suppliers, concessionnaires, and authorized agents were names then given to small businessmen to whom the government, which had abolished private trade, occasionally made concessions at moments of economic difficulties, charging them with the procurement of various goods.†   (source)
  • Although Hayes at first accepted his defeat with philosophic resignation, his lieutenants, with the cooperation of the Republican New York Times, converted the apparent certainty of Tilden's election into doubt by claiming the closely contested states of South Carolina, Louisiana and Florida—and then attempted to convert that doubt into the certainty of Hayes' election by procuring from the carpetbag governments of those three states doctored election returns.†   (source)
  • I feel no difference between this wand and the one I procured from Ollivander all those years ago.†   (source)
  • They said he had procured a wand of immense power.†   (source)
  • You'll be our advance scout, and our secret procurer of necessary items.†   (source)
  • He reached into his pocket, but procured a small envelope instead.†   (source)
  • The unit procured a generous severance package from Security Police funds.†   (source)
  • Slice procured a full deck of playing cards from another prisoner and began to shuffle them.†   (source)
  • Reaching into his pack, the Agent procured a thick packet of tan parchment and unfolded it.†   (source)
  • If some could be procured, then we might begin to consider a sword for you, Shadeslayer.†   (source)
  • This required a plastic Baggie or a clean hair net, procured from a kitchen worker or an orderly.†   (source)
  • He cannot be over thirty-five; he must be well connected, thinks Simon, to have risen so fast in the Methodist establishment, and to have procured such an affluent congregation.†   (source)
  • When Lupin had lived here, you were more likely to come across a specimen of some fascinating new Dark creature he had procured for them to study in class.†   (source)
  • On one subject, however, Bathilda is well worth the effort I put into procuring Veritaserum, for she, and she alone, knows the full story of the best-kept secret of Albus Dumbledore's life.†   (source)
  • He'd done a tricky repair job on some ancillary reactor equipment two weeks earlier than estimated with a little creative effort and some back-channel procurement of spare parts.†   (source)
  • She procured a good supply of antibiotic drugs from our granddad Dr. Bud Wharton, who has senile dementia and loves to walk outdoors naked but still can do two things perfectly: win at checkers and write out prescriptions.†   (source)
  • But more important, his new position as director of military procurement was everything Mameha had suggested, so that he was able to do things for us no other danna could have done.†   (source)
  • It , might even be that Dumbledore did not want anything to distract Harry from their lessons, or from procuring that memory from Slughorn.†   (source)
  • But now, Harry, armed with this information, the crucial memory you have succeeded in procuring for us, we are closer to the secret of finishing Lord Voldemort than anyone has ever been before.†   (source)
  • David began digging impatiently through the pile of loose papers and maps until he procured a delicate, yellowed piece of parchment.†   (source)
  • For his daughter, he had procured only the best: the fanciest sedan chair, the cleanest carts, the strongest guards with real pistols and gunpowder.†   (source)
  • The other man did not seem to notice his reaction but continued to bustle about the kitchen, procuring mugs, dishes, knives, and various leftovers for their lunch.†   (source)
  • Grant has slept so many nights in impromptu battlefield lodgings procured on the fly by his staff that it never crossed his mind to send a telegram asking for a room.†   (source)
  • When they also learned that YaYa would be joining their ranks and that Zenuvian iron had been procured for arrows and pike tips, confidence spiraled up to the stratosphere.†   (source)
  • Over tea, and six slices of toasted white bread that Changazi served proudly with a fresh jar of Austrian lingonberry jam that he had mysteriously procured, Mortenson came to understand that a bout of tug-of-war had begun.†   (source)
  • Vilyak's face darkened; his lips twisted into a scowl "Sentimental nonsense," he said, reaching into his pocket and procuring a ring of worn iron keys.†   (source)
  • He grinned as she took off, then faced the tangled clumps of grass and cow parsnip that surrounded the pond and set about procuring his dinner.†   (source)
  • I had rather you should be worthy makers of brooms and baskets than unworthy presidents of the United States procured by intrigue, factious slander and corruption.†   (source)
  • We can talk more when we get to Rowan," said Nigel, procuring a bar of chocolate and a deck of cards from his briefcase.†   (source)
  • Throughout the rest of the morning and afternoon, Roran and the villagers with him labored to ferry the supplies-which Loring's sons had procured-from the warehouse where it was stored into the sheds with the barges.†   (source)
  • As he spoke, Cooper periodically flashed an ace from among the cards—procuring them as though at will.†   (source)
  • She handed Jeod his mug and, from somewhere behind Eragon, procured a tin plate laden with flat biscuits and a small clay pot of honey.†   (source)
  • No chain could bind it, and so the gods, in secret, procured a cord wound with spells so as to be unbreakable.†   (source)
  • If I may, let me steer you from such a course and put our immediate energies into Mr. Menlo's recovery Mr. Sikes procured a cup of cocoa, and Max sipped it quietly while the imp drew close and spoke of moons and runes and mandrake.†   (source)
  • So when Pop presented me with a specially procured pair, I did an ecstatic dance around her cube, hopping madly until I beaned myself on the metal bunk bed frame.†   (source)
  • Fredric insisted, then, on procuring a new whetstone for Eragon and showing him exactly how to put a battle-ready edge on the falchion while they sat in the dirt beside the pavilion.†   (source)
  • After a minute, he rolled off the bed, dressed, and proceeded to the kitchen, where he procured a chunk of bread, smeared it with soft cheese, then stepped out onto the front porch to eat and admire the sunrise.†   (source)
  • Does he know what I've got on under this cloak, did he procure it?†   (source)
  • Why not wait, Anne, and procure another indentured girl in New York?†   (source)
  • I am not trying to procure treasures to which I have no right!†   (source)
  • How is he to be qualified to procure a livelihood?†   (source)
  • However, I do think I can procure some company so that you're not alone.†   (source)
  • Many people were staring at her and a few were openly laughing and pointing; she had managed to procure a hat shaped like a life-size lion's head, which was perched precariously on her head.†   (source)
  • Then the baishakunin, whose work was to procure brides, showed them twelve acres of prime mountain land, which, he said, the potential bridegroom intended to purchase upon his return from America.†   (source)
  • Sometimes Madame Ruelle has managed to procure a few groceries for Marie-Laure: cabbage, red peppers, soap.†   (source)
  • But acromantula venom is very valuable ...If the beast only just died it might not yet have dried out....Of course, I wouldn't want to do anything insensitive if Hagrid is upset....but if there was any way to procure some ...I mean, its almost impossible to get venom from an acromantula while its alive.†   (source)
  • I must have time to consider Prusias's offer and see if we can even procure the coin that he requires.†   (source)
  • My two colleagues would agree on nothing ....and often when I had drawn the papers and had them fairly copied for signature, and Mr. Lee and I had signed them, I was frequently obliged to wait several days before I could procure the signature of Dr. Franklin on them.†   (source)
  • Unless you wish to be responsible for my missing an urgent meeting with a delegation from the Trade Commission, whose military procurements chief is a General Liang-Somebody-or-other.†   (source)
  • You'd gone to the considerable expense to procure a specimen, paid for the research and testing to date, paid Fitzgerald.†   (source)
  • General Norman Swayne, chief of Pentagon procurements, stepped back from the tee satisfied with his long straight drive down the fairway.†   (source)
  • "Procurements," corrected Conklin.†   (source)
  • And for it to happen, Bourne had to learn the secrets concealed within the grounds belonging to General Swayne, head of all procurements for the Pentagon, a panicked man with a small tattoo on his inner forearm.†   (source)
  • If Jefferson carried on with slave women, Adams, according to one story in circulation, had ordered Charles Cotesworth Pinckney to London to procure four pretty mistresses to divide between them.†   (source)
  • All professions of Dutch friendship for America were but "little adulations to procure a share of our trade," and now even they had vanished like a vapor, as had his own prior exuberance and admiration for the Dutch.†   (source)
  • I have to procure a fresh supply.†   (source)
  • However, after much experimentation, Brom managed to find a flaw in Morzan's wards that allowed him to procure a position as a gardener on his estate, and it was in that guise he first met your mother.†   (source)
  • Without going into statuses-or is it statae-we're now told they have their own private cemetery on the grounds of the general officer in charge of Pentagon procurements, who just happened to blow his head off, a minor incident we're sitting on.†   (source)
  • Mr. Adams, on the other hand, who at the same time means our welfare and interest as much as I do or any man can do, seems to think a little apparent stoutness and greater air of independence and boldness in our demands will produce us more ample assistance...Mr. Vergennes, who appears much offended, told me yesterday that he would enter into no further discussions with Mr. Adams, nor answer any more of his letters...It is my intention, while I stay here, to procure what advantages I can for our country by endeavoring to please this court.†   (source)
  • I've also got to figure out a way to seal up the whole place without using anybody from Langley, and, not incidentally, keep the Pentagon at bay just in case someone among those twenty-odd thousand people wants to reach Swayne, and that includes his office and probably a couple of hundred buyers and sellers a day in procurements.... Christ, it's impossible!†   (source)
  • He felt privileged, blessed in his profession, he told Jonathan Sewall: Now to what higher object, to what greater character, can any mortal aspire than to be possessed of all this knowledge, well digested and ready at command, to assist the feeble and friendless, to discountenance the haughty and lawless, to procure redress to wrongs, the advancement of right, to assert and maintain liberty and virtue, to discourage and abolish tyranny and vice?†   (source)
  • "I have supposed that the items in the table of the Quarter Master's supplies and contingent expenses for the eight additional companies and privates to the old establishment and for the six additional companies of dragoons may be covered by the appropriations for the original army and that the 600 thousand dollars stated by the Quarter Master's Department for the 12 regiments will procure all the camp equipage not provided for by the table†   (source)
  • As I was in a state of extreme debility, I resolved to sail directly towards the town, as a place where I could most easily procure nourishment.†   (source)
  • I have copies of these letters, for I found means, during my residence in the hovel, to procure the implements of writing; and the letters were often in the hands of Felix or Agatha.†   (source)
  • Their nourishment consisted entirely of the vegetables of their garden and the milk of one cow, which gave very little during the winter, when its masters could scarcely procure food to support it.†   (source)
  • I ate my breakfast with pleasure and was about to remove a plank to procure myself a little water when I heard a step, and looking through a small chink, I beheld a young creature, with a pail on her head, passing before my hovel.†   (source)
  • 'Enter,' said De Lacey, 'and I will try in what manner I can to relieve your wants; but, unfortunately, my children are from home, and as I am blind, I am afraid I shall find it difficult to procure food for you.'†   (source)
  • Suspecting nothing, Lester agreed, and the Chinaman procured a taxi.†   (source)
  • Hermine told me that Pablo had many such drugs, and that he procured them through secret channels.†   (source)
  • How these were to be procured, no one was able to imagine.†   (source)
  • How these were to be procured, Snowball did not say.†   (source)
  • on the platform behind him, he proclaimed: "I would despise myself if I thought that I was procuring your votes by concealing my opinions, and by avowing one set of principles in one part of the state, and a different set in another."†   (source)
  • The pen was an archaic instrument, seldom used even for signatures, and he had procured one, furtively and with some difficulty, simply because of a feeling that the beautiful creamy paper deserved to be written on with a real nib instead of being scratched with an ink-pencil.†   (source)
  • As a matter of hard fact, nine out of those twelve were University men: which means that somehow or other they procured the means to get the best education England can give.†   (source)
  • All the bedding and clothing was packed in great sacks of dressed calfskin, which Sabino procured from old Mexican settlers.†   (source)
  • But the heat had meanwhile much increased, and by some miracle fans had been procured for everyone: the jury, my lawyer, the Prosecutor, and some of the journalists, too.†   (source)
  • But she procured slaves, among them a yellow coachman named Richard, mild of manner, sensible, and plausible disposition.†   (source)
  • Be the wiser person who crawls, rides, runs, walks to his solitary ends used to solitary effort, who procures for himself and heeds the fears that are the kings of this world.†   (source)
  • At times she, too, availed herself of his secret drugs and was forever procuring these delights for me also; and Pablo was always most markedly on the alert to be of service to me.†   (source)
  • There was a straw-covered bottle usually containing Italian red wine, which he procured from a little shop in the neighborhood; often, too, a bottle of Burgundy as well as Malaga; and a squat bottle of Cherry brandy was, as I saw, nearly emptied in a very brief space—after which it disappeared in a corner of the room, there to collect the dust without further diminution of its contents.†   (source)
  • From the depths of his hunting-coat he procured a little bag of salt and some strips of dried meat.†   (source)
  • I have at last procured really dee-sire-rebel tenants.'†   (source)
  • In the course of four years some six hundred volumes were procured at his request.†   (source)
  • Wine, kids, milk, cheese and bread can be procured for ready money.†   (source)
  • I presume, however, it was procured from our owner's farm.†   (source)
  • Procuring their rifles, they opened fire in a leisurely manner, upon the deserters.†   (source)
  • I will even take part, if a trombone can be procured.†   (source)
  • Bundles of candles were procured, and straightway there was a general scamper up the hill.†   (source)
  • "Come," he said at last, "tell me of London and of the house which you have procured for me."†   (source)
  • Erik had shown him some slight services and procured him many a hearty laugh.†   (source)
  • That he had inquired, and that no license could be procured here?†   (source)
  • Wolf Larsen had procured a rifle and was throwing a cartridge into the barrel.†   (source)
  • Edna opened the blotter, and having procured paper and pen, began to write the note.†   (source)
  • I procured him a double supply, and left him as happy a man as, I suppose, any in the world.†   (source)
  • It was an even bet that Clarence had procured that favor for me —and furnished the language, too.†   (source)
  • The French Academy had given for its prize subject, The Happiness procured through Study.†   (source)
  • He could not be satisfied without a promise—would not she give him her influence in procuring it?†   (source)
  • A chance and hope of my procuring, Ebenezer.†   (source)
  • No. Had not procured them himself, for instance?†   (source)
  • At length, however, our kind friend procured the wished-for direction.†   (source)
  • A light was procured accordingly, and the robber proceeded to examine the purse.†   (source)
  • May I know the cause which procures me the pleasure of seeing M. de Morcerf so early?†   (source)
  • I warned him to take measures, in the interval, for procuring some other abode.†   (source)
  • She confessed that what the child had said was true, and told how she had procured the key.†   (source)
  • 38 — HOW, WITHOUT INCOMMODING HIMSELF, ATHOS PROCURES HIS EQUIPMENT†   (source)
  • There, as he did not lack money, he procured clothing.†   (source)
  • Lawson's history is extremely scarce in America, and cannot be procured in Europe.†   (source)
  • I don't know, doctor, and I don't even know where she can have procured the arsenious acid.†   (source)
  • I told him I wanted to go to my daughter, and asked him to aid me in procuring an interview.†   (source)
  • A man whose name is Franz d'Epinay or Albert de Morcerf has not much difficulty in procuring them.†   (source)
  • Blocks which were improvised like the rest and procured no one knows where.†   (source)
  • My uncle procured a wagon and carried William and the children back to town.†   (source)
  • Without that precaution Valentine would have died before assistance could have been procured.†   (source)
  • I took him to a tailor, and procured a change of clothes.†   (source)
  • and what has procured me so fluttering a distinction?†   (source)
  • "Did you come to tell us you have procured a carriage?" asked Albert, lighting his cigar.†   (source)
  • Felix had procured passports in the name of his father, sister, and himself.†   (source)
  • He procured a trickle of insinuating items about neighborliness and the Bible, about class-suppers, jolly but educational, and the value of the Prayer-life in attaining financial success.†   (source)
  • The black shawl having been procured, Anne spread it over the flat and then lay down on the bottom, with closed eyes and hands folded over her breast.†   (source)
  • What has procured me the honour of being followed across the Channel by so charming a companion, I cannot, of course, conceive, but, if I mistake it not, the purpose of this flattering attention is not one that would commend itself to my vanity and I think that I am right in surmising, moreover, that the first sound which your pretty lips would utter, as soon as the cruel gag is removed, would be one that would prove a warning to the cunning fox, which I have been at such pains to track to his lair.†   (source)
  • This time they found the newspaper place, and procured their stock; and after wandering about till nearly noontime, saying "Paper?" to every one they saw, they had all their stock taken away and received a thrashing besides from a big newsman upon whose territory they had trespassed.†   (source)
  • But in the sleep which the phial procured she sank far below such half-waking visitations, sank into depths of dreamless annihilation from which she woke each morning with an obliterated past.†   (source)
  • He procured from Amsterdam three emeralds of extraordinary size and richness of colour, and had a turquoise de la vieille roche that was the envy of all the connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • By chance, however, the first boot which was procured for him was a new one and, therefore, useless for his purpose.†   (source)
  • He was childishly gratified to discover her appetite, and to see the relish with which she ate the food which he had procured for her.†   (source)
  • They procured a nurse and Martin himself attended the sick man, trying to remember that once he had been a doctor, who understood ice-bags and consolation.†   (source)
  • More lanterns were procured, and the river examined; and then, at last, on the opposite shore, which was open to the fields, some little boot-tracks were discerned in the mud, which left no doubt that the too excitable girl had waded through a depth of water reaching nearly to her shoulders—for this was the chief river of the county, and was mentioned in all the geography books with respect.†   (source)
  • It caused me a pleasure which I was ashamed to have dared to demand from my parents, for so great was it that to have procured it for me must have involved them in an immensity of effort, and with no recompense, since for them there was no pleasure in the sound.†   (source)
  • I am not anyone's procurer.†   (source)
  • I procured at once the name of the nearest minister and a rope ladder—you have no idea how primitively these matters were arranged in those days in the United States.†   (source)
  • I had procured it while still a boy, at that droll age when the stories of duels and highwaymen begin to delight one, and when one imagines oneself nobly standing fire at some future day, in a duel.†   (source)
  • She had had no word from any quarter, she had spent a dollar of her precious sum in procuring food and paying car fare.†   (source)
  • And we also know how, at the same moment, Remy, who had no safety-pin, was received by Moncharmin, while a boy procured the pin so eagerly longed for.†   (source)
  • "I did so, sir, for my sins," said I; "for it was by his means and the procurement of my uncle, that I was kidnapped within sight of this town, carried to sea, suffered shipwreck and a hundred other hardships, and stand before you to-day in this poor accoutrement."†   (source)
  • Because it was certain and general knowledge that the bond linking the prosecutor and Frau Salomon from Amsterdam had, after several months, been broken by mutual agreement and that Frau Salomon, obeying the impulse of her years, had turned to a lad of a more tender age, thick-lipped Ganser from Hermine Kleefeld's table, and had now taken him under her wing—or, as Frau Stohr put it in her own rather picturesque legalese, had "procured.†   (source)
  • Rustlings and slow footsteps, and then heavy thuds attested to the probability that Jim was knocking the end of a log upon the ground to split off a corner whereby a handful of dry splinters could be procured.†   (source)
  • Lebedeff immediately procured the services of an old doctor, and carried the latter away to Pavlofsk to see the prince, by way of viewing the ground, as it were, and to give him (Lebedeff) counsel as to whether the thing was to be done or not.†   (source)
  • It was the same with the gambling-house keeper and the poolroom man, and the same with any other man or woman who had a means of getting "graft," and was willing to pay over a share of it: the green-goods man and the highwayman, the pickpocket and the sneak thief, and the receiver of stolen goods, the seller of adulterated milk, of stale fruit and diseased meat, the proprietor of unsanitary tenements, the fake doctor and the usurer, the beggar and the "pushcart man," the prize fighter and the professional slugger, the race-track "tout," the procurer, the white-slave agent, and the expert seducer of young girls.†   (source)
  • One day, he was trying—without hurting Odette—to discover from her whether she had ever had any dealings with procuresses.†   (source)
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